This webinar provides an overview of the cumulative, inter-generational, and persistent racial inequities faced by communities of color. We also discuss the effects of these trauma on the mind and body and offer strategies on how to cope during this difficult time.
Kathariya Mokrue, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in New York, has more than 20 years of experience, specializing in cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and mindfulness-informed approaches. Dr. Mokrue treats adolescents and adults who have anxiety, depression and work-school-life balance and relationship difficulties. Dr. Mokrue received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Rutgers University and completed her training at Montefiore Medical Center and SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She has worked in outpatient clinics, psychiatric emergency rooms, inpatient units, medical treatment units and school-based clinics. In addition, she is an associate professor at York College of The City University of New York, where she is the director of the Stress-Less at York research program. She regularly presents research findings at local and national conferences and publishes in scholarly journals. A professional member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), she sits on the ADAA Public Education Committee.
Dr. Mbemba Jabbi is an Assistant professor and Clinical Neuroscientist at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Jabbi completed his Ph.D. training at the Department of Biological Psychiatry and Graduate School of Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, and his Postdoctoral and Research Fellowships at the US National Institutes of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland. His research at the Dell Medical School, UT Austin, focuses on identifying the neurobiological abnormalities underlying mood dysfunctions and suicidal risk tendencies across the human life-span. The overarching goal of his research is to identify brain mechanisms that could inform a better understanding of the biological bases for maladaptive mood states and contribute targets for novel treatment and prevention strategies.